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Re: Day & month names

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, May 1, 2000, 20:40
Raymond Brown wrote:

> It would be very confusing, I think, to use the same > set of names for months in two different calendar systems. AFAIK the > practical Chinese just numbered the western months.
Chinese seems to tolerate a lot of this kind of ambiguity, though. IIRC the terms for "gram" and "kilometer" are reassigned Chinese terms for traditional measures of roughly similar size. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)